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Porsches in Shenandoah Valley The Shenandoah Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) is dedicated to enjoying Porsche cars in central Virginia. While Porsches are the common element, our members provide the club with variety and enthusiasm. We organize scenic driving tours, run six autocrosses each year, and take part in high-performance driver's education (DE) events at the Virginia International Raceway and other tracks. Our premier event is the Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM), a June weekend including a concours, lunch, driving tour, tech session, banquet, and an autocross at the Southside Speedway. We also hold a Christmas party and several other social meetings annually.

Nonmembers are welcome to participate in a social meeting, a driving tour, or an autocross. Learn more about the Shenandoah Region PCA and our upcoming events, the PCA Zone 2 comprising 10 nearby regions, the national PCA, and how to JOIN PCA.

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Potomac Region's 2016 DEs and HPDCs:

The PCA Potomac Founders' Region will open up all of its 2016 DE events for registration on January 31. To see the list of events and to register via, click here. Particularly popular is their Labor Day Weekend (September 2–4) DE at VIR.

This list also includes two High Performance Driving Clinics (HPDCs) on March 13 and September 10. HPDC can be the single best day you'll have in your car, with emphasis on awareness and car control in a safely controlled environment and with an instructor in the car. HPDCs are for students who have zero or little performance driving experience (DE, HPDC, PDX, autocross, competition drag racing, etc.). Because HPDC is one way to qualify to drive in Potomac DE events, those with ZERO performance driving experience will be given preference. Sign up early. Their HPDCs usually sell out more than a month in advance and have long wait lists.

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Zone 2 DE at VIR:

PCA Zone 2 returns to VIR on March 18–20, 2016 for its famous three-day Drivers Ed (DE) event using the full course.

On-line registration opened for PCA members at 10 AM on January 7 and for everyone else on January 14. To register on-line via, click here, and have your PCA membership number handy if you want to register as a PCA member. This event has sold out quickly in the past, so be sure to register promptly if you really want to go.

Volunteers are needed. Click here to see how and where you can help out.

For more information, see the Zone 2 DE web page.

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Bill Speidell at the 2015 FSR Fall HPDE
First Settlers Region's 2016 HPDEs:

The First Settlers Region Spring 2016 HPDE will be held on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 at the new Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, VA. To register for the Spring HPDE via, click here.

The First Settlers Region Summer 2016 HPDE will be held on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 at the new Dominion Raceway in Woodford, VA. To register for the Summer HPDE via, click here.

The First Settlers Region Fall 2016 HPDE will be held Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18 at VIR (on the North Course on Friday, and on the South Course on Saturday and Sunday). To register for the Fall HPDE via, click here.

Are you new to DE and on the fence about whether Driver's Education is for you? Sign up for their Intro to HPDE available during all three HPDEs listed above. For a $50 fee, they will get you out on the track in your car with an instructor for a single session mid-day on Saturday. Standard DE safety requirements apply, so you will need as a minimum a Snell SA 2010 rated helmet. FSR has a few loaners available, so please email the registrar before you sign up if you'd like to borrow one. FSR welcomes the BMWCCA and other car clubs to their "Intro to HPDE" event. Register using the links above.

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